THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most innovative and astonishing acts of magic, illusion and mind-reading ever to be seen on stage. The jaw-dropping talents of the seven world-class acts are paired with contemporary sets, costumes and lighting which lend the genre a theatricality and artistry that has rarely been seen before.
Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breath-taking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS promises to deliver a very different experience to Hong Kong audiences. It is from the same producers – Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and Lunchbox Theatrical Productions – of Cirque Adrenaline, the daredevil circus show that took Hong Kong by storm over Christmas and New Year.
After playing in more than 200 cities in 25 countries, THE ILLUSIONISTS is now the biggest selling magic show in Broadway history, having smashed records at the Marquis Theatre and the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway, as well as at The Sydney Opera House, the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, the Auditorio Nationale in Mexico and the Arts Centre in Melbourne. In London, it is the first show to ever exceed £1 million in a single week’s takings at The Shaftesbury Theatre box office. The production was then filmed for a TV Special in the UK and aired as an NBC Special in America.
Producer and CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, James Cundall, said “I’ve seen a few magic shows over the years, but THE ILLUSIONISTS blows them all out of the window! I experienced the show in London and was mesmerised, amazed, enthralled and thoroughly entertained throughout. I left the theatre scratching my head and thinking ‘how on earth did he do that?!’ These guys are the best I’ve ever seen, no question.”
“Each of the seven acts has their speciality – from heart-stopping escapology to comic tricks, mind-bending deduction and grand-scale illusion – so the show has lots of variety, and with very little dialogue it is a perfect show for all cultures and all ages,” he added.
Recommended for 3 years and over; parental guidance advised; One ticket per person, regardless of age.